wbox man page

wbox — HTTP testing tool and configuration-less HTTP server

Synopsis

wbox <url> [ options ]
wbox servermode webroot <path> [serverport <portnumber> (def 8081)]

Description

wbox aims to help you having fun while testing HTTP related stuff. You can use it to perform many tasks, including the following:

- Benchmarking how much time it takes to generate content for your web application.

- Web server and web application stressing.

- Testing virtual domains configuration without the need to alter your local resolver.

- Use it as a configuration-less HTTP server to share files!

Options

<number>

Stop after <number> requests

compr

Send Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate in request

showhdr

Show the HTTP reply header

dump

Show the HTTP reply header + body

silent

Don't show status lines

head

Use the HEAD method instead of GET

http10

Use HTTP/1.0 instead of HTTP/1.1

close

Close the connection after reading few bytes

host <hostname>

Use <hostname> as Host: field in HTTP request

timesplit

Show transfer times for different data chunks

wait <number>

Wait <number> seconds between requests. Default 1.

clients <number>

Spawn <number> concurrent clients (via fork()).

referer <url>

Send the specified referer header.

cookie <name> <val>

Set cookie name=val, can be used multiple times.

maxclients <number>

Max concurrent clients in server mode (default 20).

-h or --help

Show this help.

-v

Show version.

Usage Examples

wbox wikipedia.org                  (simplest, basic usage)

wbox wikipedia.org 3 compr wait 0   (three requests, compression, no delay)

wbox wikipedia.org 1 showhdr silent (just show the HTTP reply header)

wbox wikipedia.org timesplit        (show splitted time information)

wbox 1.2.3.4 host example.domain    (test a virtual domain at 1.2.3.4)

wbox servermode webroot /tmp/mydocuments  (Try it with http://127.0.0.1:8081)

Tutorial

Wbox is trivial to use but, in order to understand better what wbox is and how to use it, you may want to read the Tutorial inside the /usr/share/doc/wbox/ directory.

Author

wbox was written by Salvatore 'antirez' Sanfilippo <antirez@gmail.com>.

This manual page was written by Alberto Furia <straluna@email.it>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).

Info

December 10, 2009